On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1783

  • Jan 15 William Alexander, Lord Stirling, American general (American Revolutionary War leader), dies at 57
  • Feb 6 Lancelot "Capability" Brown, English landscape architect who designed over 170 parks, dies at about 67
  • Mar 30 William Hunter, Scottish anatomist and physician, dies at 64
  • Apr 11 Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/ambassador in Denmark, dies at 64
  • Apr 16 Christian Mayer, Czech Catholic priest and astronomer, dies at 63
  • May 3 Pieter Valck(x), South Netherlands sculptor, dies at 49
  • May 23 James Otis, American lawyer, dies
  • Aug 6 Willem Bachiene, Dutch vicar, theologist, geographer and astronomer, dies at 70
  • Sep 18 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar, dies at 65
  • Sep 27 Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (b. 1730)
  • Nov 22 John Hanson, American Continental Congressman and 1st US President under Articles of Confederation, dies at 68
  • Dec 13 Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (b. 1717)
  • Dec 16 Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (approximated the value of pi and its square, pi^2), dies at 68
  • Dec 16 Sir William James, British naval commander (b. 1720)
  • Dec 31 Gualtherus van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician, dies at 53